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ANOTHER TREK INTO THE UNKNOWN, THIS TIME A SALT FLAT

I will keep the place a secret,  I will not name it. The reason is so that it is saved from mass tourism and an inevitable destruction. This place is out of this world and deserves to stay this way. 
I had been thinking of trekking the entire length of this salt lake for some years. Due to several factors it had not been possible to pull it off. Firstly, very few people had trekked it. Secondly, the window period in which it could be safely undertaken is short, from the intense heat to the extreme cold and the fact that in winter it is flooded. 
From the moment the decision to trek the salt flat was taken to the day we started the trek only 2 weeks lapsed.We had to be quick.  Three of us met in a city somewhere in northern Iran and we set off one early morning to what we had decided would be the starting point.
The old Iranian assembled 4WD got as far as it could. We get off only to discover that the front tire was ruptured. The driver, an old friend of one of the participants is alone a…